Washington Football: Update on Huskies alumni in the NFC – Oct. 2018

Kevin King, Washington football, Green Bay Packers. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
Kevin King, Washington football, Green Bay Packers. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) /
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Budda Baker, Washington football, Arizona Cardinals. (Photo by Adam Bettcher/Getty Images) /

NFC North

Green Bay Packers: Defensive back, Kevin King came back to play the Pack’s last two games after missing the previous two, due to a groin injury. He has started all four games, he played in this year. October 15th he made his first career interception in the fourth quarter that saved the game for the Packers. His pick led to a game-winning field goal against the San Francisco 49ers.

Green Bay is the only team in the NFC North with a player from Washington Huskies.

NFC West

Seattle Seahawks: Will Dissly tight end, Seattle lost him in the first quarter of their fourth game of the season. He will be out for the season with a torn patella. Dissly was having a fine rookie season, scoring a touchdown against the Denver Broncos, in his first career game. The Hawks were looking for the tight end to be a big target for Russell Wilson in the passing game, in addition to his blocking in the running attack.

Running back Lavon Coleman, as well as linebacker Azeem Victor are still on the practice squad.

Arizona Cardinals: Safety Budda Baker, it is hard to talk about his play when the Cardinals have only won one game on the season so far. The victory came in game five against the San Francisco 49ers, 28-18. He had 11 solo tackles and assisted on five others.

Linebacker Zeke Turner signed with the Cards as an undrafted free agent and is waiting for his time to shine. When Turner played he made three tackles against the Seattle Seahawks during Arizona’s 20-17 loss in week four.

Los Angeles Rams: On Sunday, October 21 inside linebacker Corey Littleton had another big game for the Rams. He not only had eight solo tackles in the win against the San Francisco 49ers. He also had his second blocked punt of the season. This one led to a safety. Littleton is excelling on special teams this season. He could be named to the Pro Bowl in that capacity.

There was talk L.A. would lose cornerback Marcus Peters because of a strained calf muscle for game four. It was a big concern because the Rams lost their other starting corner to a high-ankle sprain. Peters turned out not lose any significant time though he had to miss time in game three.

Peters got beat by Tyler Locket for a touchdown but had a solo tackle and four assists against Seattle in game five. He has played in all seven games so far despite the injury.

San Francisco 49ers: Dante Pettis has missed out in the last three games because of a knee injury. The Niners are not sure yet whether he will play this week in Phoenix against the Cardinals.